S-Series custom help please
The QM pickups are very good, IMO. *Not quite as nice as the DiMarzio-made F & C series they replaced, but good anyway. *They're Japanese, I think. *Play on them a while to make sure you need to replace them.
The standard Japanese S series guitars seem to run from $300-500, depending on condition, finish, and luck. *You said it's a custom. *Does that mean it just says "Custom Made" at the 21st fret (which they all did for a while - nothing "custom" about it), or was it a true custom with a Prestige neck? *If the former, you're looking at *maybe* $300 to sell it in that condition. *In this case, I'd get what I could for it and look for a better used example. *They'e all over the place.
If it's a true custom, it would be worth pricing the fixes.
How did you come to need a refret if you only played it for a week?